Rock ’n’ Rhône
Author: Sophie Thorpe
Who brought this illustrious group of oenophiles together in the name of rock ’n’ Rhône?
The brilliant Richard Hemming, wine writer and talented keyboard player.
Is there a diva of the band?
Obviously – me! Not content with merely singing backing vocals, I have demanded to be given the spotlight with a solo number too. To be revealed on the night…
If your voice was a wine, what would it be?
Hm… my voice is quite girly and feminine, but with a good deal of operatic power when required. I’d say a delicately-perfumed, ethereal Barbaresco with grip and structure behind it.
Renée Fleming or Rihanna – and why?
Up until my rock band début I might have gone straight for Renée due to my classical singing background, but now I think I’d have to say a bit of both. Plus I’ve had a fondness for Rihanna since she recorded a music video in a field in my native Northern Ireland (much to the horror of the local farmers).
What is on Skin Côntact’s rider?
Since it’s a Rhône-themed event, plenty of Rhône wines to keep the nerves at bay.
Which song is your ‘guilty pleasure’?
I think most music-lovers would dub my entire collection a ‘guilty pleasure’. For now I’m only going to confess to ‘Without You’ by Mariah Carey.
What is the most rock ’n’ roll thing you have ever done?
Having been a choir girl for most of my life, I’m afraid I have no impressive rock ’n’ roll moments to show off about. Skin Côntact Live will be rock ’n’ roll enough to make up for it all though – so don’t miss out.
Is Skin Côntact really for one night only?
You’ll have to come along to the gig to find out.